Helga – New video for ‘Battle Song

  Hailing from the forests of Dalarna, Sweden, Helga writes music from the confines of her cabin. Living in the wilderness with just her guitar for company has given her songwriting a unique sense of introspection.

 

She tells us “Nature for me is something magical and spiritual. It gives me a stronger sense of self and a feeling of unity and calm. I try my best to express these experiences and emotions through my music. I have a hard time writing songs about people and end up writing about nature, introspection and other-worldly stuff instead. It feels easier and more natural to me. I gather a lot of inspiration from nature, internal experiences my wild imagination, books and dreams.”

 

Combining a black metal aesthetic with atmospheric, pounding drums and emotive expression, the video was filmed in Helga’s home – the Swedish forests of Dalarna. Writing in this location has given her music a unique sense of introspection. The track is a war cry in defence of nature and the environment.

 

On shooting the video, Helga tells us: “I don’t often get the chance to express myself through dance. Dancing makes me feel free. I love being wild and energetic on stage like a bird uncaged. The forest is a special place to me, I hang out there a lot. I felt like a fictional character with superpowers, together with the other dancers we use dark magic to fight a battle.“

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